A year after Sandra Bland’s death following her questionable traffic stop and arrest, the Bland family has exacted a measure of justice. Sandra Bland’s family reached a $1.9 million settlement with Waller County, Texas and the Department of Public Safety.
As part of the settlement, a nurse or emergency medical technician is required to be on site at the Waller County Jail during all shifts, and electronic monitoring sensors will be implemented to prevent the falsification of jail records, as well as insure timely cell checks.
Geneva Reed-Veal, Bland’s mother, spoke with Roland Martin about the settlement during an exclusive interview on TV One’s NewsOne Now.
FAMU Board Of Trustees Opts To Not Renew The Contract Of President Elmira Mangum
Florida A &M University could have a new President as early as today. Current University President Elmira Mangum’s contract was not renewed.
Wednesday, the FAM-U Board of Trustees’ Special Committee on Presidential Leadership approved three recommendations to the board about exit plans for Mangum. They agreed to appoint an interim president, start negotiations for a one-year contract for the interim president and form a committee to look for a new president.
Roland Martin’s History Lesson On Blacks And American Patriotism
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly continued his criticism of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s ongoing National Anthem protest and offered a copy of his new book, Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan, as an example of how an American patriot should operate.
On Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin offered his own selection of books for O’Reilly to read and a history lesson on African-Americans in the military who fought under a flag that did not offer them equal rights prior to the Civil Rights Act.
Martin began his blistering rebuttal of O’Reilly by questioning the Fox News host’s understanding of history. O’Reilly recently stated that Americans gave their lives for the freedom of Blacks in the American Revolution, but it seems as though he forgot about slavery.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast